Saturday, May 22, 2010

42nd Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Directors Fortnight Award Winners

As posted at the official site here are the award winners in this non-competitive parallel section of the festival

Feature Films

Art Cinema Award: Pieds nus sur les Limaces (Lily Sometimes), Fabienne Berthaud, France

SACD Award: Illégal, Olivier Masset-Depasse, Belgium, Luxemmbourg, and France

Label Europa Cinemas: Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times), Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland

FIPRESCI Award: Todos vós sodes capitáns, Oliver Laxe, Spain

Palm Dog Award, a Special Jury award this year goes to Vuk, the goatherd's dog in Le Quattro Volte by Michelangelo Frammartino.

Short Films

SFR Award: (tie)
Cautare (Quest), Ionut Piturescu, Romania
Mary Last Seen, Sean Durkin, USA

To check the official announcement go here. So it's over for this year and my impression is that this parallel section of the fest had very little coverage in general press. Maybe is due to a Selection that has nothing really outstanding, new, breakthrough and/or at least, news worthy. The art cinema award winner is a film with well-known great stars (more Ludivine Sagnier than Diane Kruger) that obviously will be must be seen by many -award or no award-, so there are no exceptional news here. Let's hope that next year this section could me more news worthy.


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